|LE12-23-07 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 12-23-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Interview with Kim Moody, author of U.S. Labor in Trouble and Transition: The Failure of Reform from Above, The Promise of Revival from Below. This new book from Verso Press discuss the decline in union members and power over the past few decades and what can be done to turn the situation around. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only labor news and current affairs program...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago; AFL-CIO; Change to Win; Kim Moody; reform
|Labor Express For 8-28-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 8-28-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s program we continue our coverage of the 2009 AFL-CIO convention held Sept. 12th - 17th In Pittsburg. Will hear from an important figure in the federation, Stewart Accuf, formerly the director of organizing for the AFL-CIO and now assistant to the president of the federation, and his assessment of the convention, the close of the Sweeney era in the federation’s history and predications for the future under Ric...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago; AFL-CIO; Arise Chicago; workers center; Adam Kader; Stewart Acuff; John Sweeney; Richard Trumka
|Labor Express Radio for 3-4-07 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full March 4th, 2007 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This program covers the rally organized by AFSCME Council 31 and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Chicago, on Saturday 3-3-07. The rally highlighted the ongoing efforts of AFSCME to organize workers in the Resurrection Health Care hospital chain and celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Employee Free Choice Act...
Keywords: labor; chicago; justice; worker; union; rights; elections; AFSCME; Obama; Barack; sweeney; AFL-CIO; Resurrection; hospital; nurse; Employee Free Choice Act
|LE10-7-07 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 10-7-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we talk with Stewart Acuff, National Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO, about the state of the AFL-CIO and of the labor movement in general, 2 years since the historic 50th Anniversary convention of the federation which resulted in the split that formed the competing Change To Win coalition of unions. This is part one of our two part interview with Acuff...
Keywords: labor; union; worker; rights; justice; AFL-CIO; Change to Win; Stewart Acuff; organizing; Labor Express; Jerry Mead-Lucero
|AcuffUSSF - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
Stewart Acuff, Organizing Director for the AFL-CIO, speaks at the Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy Plenary at the USSF. Always a powerful speaker, Acuff talks about a re-invigorated labor movement in terms rarely heard by officials of such high rank in the AFL-CIO. Acuff continues to be one of the best leaders in the organization. In particular, Acuff calls for the AFL to develop closer relationships with “non-traditional” forms of organizing workers...
Keywords: labor; ussf; united states social forum; afl-cio; worker; rights; labor express
|Labor Express for 3-18-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 3-18-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. “The basic system of worker representation is failing to meet the needs of America’s working men and women by every critical measure”, these are the words, not of some outside critic of the U.S. labor movement. That was a quote from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trumka is speaking about a stark reality. Organized labor is under attack in this country and despite winning a battle here and there over the past few years,...
Keywords: labor, chicago, union, justice, workers, immigrants, AFL-CIO, UE, Warehouse Workers for Justice, Walmart
|Labor Express for 6-24-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 6-24-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear about a new network of labor activist, local unions and local labor councils that has formed in the past year to try to reverse the historic decline in organized labor’s power. Called the Labor Fightback Network, the new network unites many if not most of the nation’s leading labor militants and union progressives...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Labor Fightback Network; AFL-CIO; Alan Benjamin
|Labor Express for 2-22-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 2-22-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This episode is part of a series looking at the top 6 demands the labor movement is making of the new Obama administration. Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is clearly the number one priority for organized labor. Some of the country’s highest ranking labor leaders attended a Feb. 17th rally for passage of EFCA in Chicago...
Keywords: labor; union; worker; rights; justice; AFL-CIO; Change to Win; Labor Express; Jerry Mead-Lucero; Employee Free Choice Act; EFCA; Anna Burger; John Sweeney; Terence O’Sullivan, Laborers, Chicago